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Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
rebels in congo who have seized the eastern city. a resolution adopted unanimously demands the rebels surrender their weapons and withdraw. the council met on tuesday after several hundred fighters from insurgent group m23 entered the city. the resolution calls for tougher sanctions including an arms embargo on the group's leaders and countries supporting it. the u.n. has already imposed sanctions on m23. the council says rwanda supports the rebels. the security situation in eastern congo remains dire. m23 and other armed groups are fighting to extend their influence in the region. more than 400,000 people in and around goma have been displaced. the u.n. says more violence could drastically increase the flood of refugees. >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. tons of debris waiting for disposal. vast tracts of land waiting to be restored. overcoming the challenges of japan's 2011 disaster won't be easy, but step by step, people are moving forward. find out how on "the road ahead" every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time right here on "newsline." >>> a four-legged robot is poised
FOX News
Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
was to make this place ready for the city of zion or the coming of jesus. >> people are by nature psychologically story tellers. we all understand what it is to have a beginning and middle and end to a story. >> dr. keith ablo is a fox news contributeder. >> the doomsday scenario is at odds to my mind with religion because in fact it is it relieves people of needing to take the journey toward self. >> it embraces a range of end of time beliefs clearly suggesting that an event will occur on december 21, 2012. how did this phenomenon get started. >> the idea of the doomsday has been around for at least 30, 40 years and it builds as the date approaches. blame it on internet. people used to gather under a big tent and preacher would tell us jesus coming to earth. >> the end attracts our attention. we wanted to try to forecast what is going to happen, forecasting is a big part of the human condition. >> the maya were a thoughtful civilization but why did they abandon their great cities and appear to vanish from the face of the earth. >> from some mysterious reason, maya civilization co
FOX News
Nov 25, 2012 7:00pm PST
was to make this place ready for the coming of the city of zion. that is the second coming of jesus. >> people are by nature psychologically story tellers. we all understand what it is to have a beginning and a middle an an end to a story. >> dr. keith ablow is a psychiatrist and fox news contributor. >> the doomsday scenario is at odds to my mind with religion. in fact it is an anesthetic that relieves people of needing to take the journey toward self. >> the 2012 doomsday embraces a range of end of time beliefs clearly suggesting a cataclysmic or transform tive event will occur on december 21st, 2012. how did this phenomenon get started? >> the idea of a maya doomsday has been around for at least 25, 30, 40 years. now it builds to a krau shen doe. blame it on the internet. the internet is the analogue tent meetings that used to be held gathered under a big tent where some preacher would tell them about jesus coming to earth. >> the end atraks our attention we want to try to forecast what is going to happen. forecasting is a big part of the human condition. >> the maya were a thoughtful civil
CNN
Nov 26, 2012 11:00am PST
? >> what are we learning? gosh, what we learned that sandy did quite a number on new york city, and now the damage estimates are tallied up and new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is asking the federal government for $9.8 billion, with a b, $9.8 billion to help in the recovery. follow me here. that's after starting with the city's total public and private losses which were estimated at $19 billion, and then you break that out, so about $4 billion was covered by private insurers, about $5 billion expected to come from fema and then come up with the $9.8 billion figure which is just part of the $30 billion aid package that new york governor andrew cuomo has requested. what mayor bloomberg has done, brooke, he sent a letter to the members of the new york state congressional delegation asking for this money, saying, new york city will struggle to recover in the long-term unless this money -- this federal funding is given. >> was he being specific as far as where in the city the money needs to go the most? >> yeah, you look at the letter, what bloomberg is essentially saying is that, loo
KCSMMHZ
Nov 21, 2012 2:30pm PST
of greek cities as people that just the bad news from brussels -- as people digested the bad news from brussels. >> i do not know if i to make a difference to our everyday lives. the measures that have been taken thus far have already left us in poverty. all i had to say is that the people are very disappointed. >> the government says it has done all it can to comply with the demands of international creditors, and the eurozone countries and imf must keep their part of the bargain. with state bankruptcy looming, athens has issued treasury bills with shorter maturity as a way of raising cash quickly. the opposition in greece blame the prime minister but added that germany and in particular chancellor merkel were also at fault. >> mr. samaras has become an inseparable part of ms. merkel's election campaign. she cannot admit to the german people in the run-up to elections that she made a mistake, that she is responsible for the coming recession and that the greek debts must be cut. >> the german finance minister continues to reject that option. he says he was confident that an agreement w
CBS
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
over the next few days. some of the wettest areas could see 8 to 10 inches of rain. the city says it has prepared for this storm. public works crews walked the creek and cleared branches and debris and have also cleaned out storm drains. some businesses have storm gates and people who live in low-lying areas of town have been visiting the free sandbag station on sunnyhill drive. >> we live kind of in a low spot at the bottom of a hill. so a lot of water comes down and so this is to go around the garage and some of the doors and also in the basement. >> reporter: the san anselmo creek which runs through the middle of town floods at about 13 feet. you're looking at video from 2005. when that happened, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing millions of dollars of damage. now the level is about 2 feet but you can bet that people will be keeping a very close eye on those levels as the series of storms roll in. let's head to cate caugiran with more storm coverage. >> reporter: elissa harrington, now the rain is actually showed up, seeing a little bit of let up for a little bit but t
CNN
Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
four miles away. a city official says some of those damaged buildings will be demolished today. >>> and now to egypt. demonstrators there have taken to the streets in cairo to protest against president mohamed morsi. morsi expanded his powers this week, and that means no one can challenge his decisions. they can't be overturned. that's led to anger among the people and some of the judges. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo this morning. >> reporter: thanks have calmed down considerably in cairo's tahrir square. still demonstrators out in tahrir, especially those who pitched tents overnight but the numbers not as what we saw on friday, friday one of the most intense and violent days of demonstrations that we've seen since mr. morsi, the egyptian president took office back in june. more than 140 people injured throughout egypt, according to the health ministry, in clashes between protesters and police. a little under 40 people injured in kay row. several with gunshot wounds. also, more than 200 people arrested and many on charges of thuggery and destroying public property. those arrest
KCSMMHZ
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
. palestinian officials in the west bank city of ramallah opened arafat's tomb. they took the tissue samples, then buried the remains again. researchers from a swiss laboratory will conduct a detailed examination of the samples. it will take them several months to release results. arafat died in 2004 in paris. a documentary by the tv network al jazeera prompted investigators to reopen his case. it said traces of highly toxic radioactive material had been detected on his clothing and other perm belongings. some palestinians believe israel assassinated the late leader. israeli officials deny the claim. >>> analysts at an american satellite imagery firm are raising red flags about a new picture they've taken of north korea. they say the recent photo of a recent facility shows increased activity, and they warn north korean authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the one that happened last april. digitalglobe released the image of the facility in tongchang-ri in the country's northwest. photo was taken on november 23rd. it shows a new tent, trucks, and many fuel tanks. digita
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
they abandon their great cities and appear to vanish from the face of the earth? >> for some mysterious reason, possibly connected with something as simple as 100 year drought, maya civilization collapsed a little more than 1,000 years ago. >> cannot give the item that the people need to live so the people abandon big cities. they go to the countryside. >> one of the reasons why the sites were abandoned, once it was too much work to keep these cities going, once they got too big and destroying too much of the forest to maintain it was easy for the maya to pack up and leave. they were self-sufficient any way. >> we look far away for the answers. maybe the aliens will help us. maybe the ancient maya have words that will help us. >> here, deep within the hot and steamy mexican jungle we find mystery to the maya from here to my colleague lauren greene in israel. >> solstice celebration few and far teen if you are a christian looking for doomsday, go no further this is the sight of armageddon the end of time's battle teen good and evil. that story coming up next. you see, c-max helps you load your
Current
Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >> eliot: in a bipolar war nuclear arms strategy was he said to under and the doctrine of destruction led to a period of stability. as we end to a multi poller world, we head to a dangerous era. author of the new book" the second nuclear age: strategy, danger and the new power of politics." professor, thank you for joining us. >> good to be here. >> eliot: this is a grim forecast that you are giving to us. first explain why we have had stability and why that will change? >> well, the second nuclear age is the spread of nuclear weapons that had nothing to do with the cold war. one of the sources of stability back then w
CNN
Nov 24, 2012 3:00am PST
affiliate wggb says people felt that explosion up to four miles away. a city official says some of the damaged buildings will be demolished today. >>> law enforcement initials one community in alabama are mourning the loss of their colleague. following a shooting that involved two deputies, one of those deputies is in critical condition at a local hospital. but another deputy scott ward, we have a photograph of him, here he is, he was killed. the county sheriff spoke about ward's impact on the department. >> i had personally worked with this deputy a majority of my career. i knew him very well. i'm very proud of him. it's a big loss. but he was doing his job. and we'll pull together in a time like this and we'll honor his memory by carrying on. >> michael janzen, the man police say is responsible for the incident was also shot during that confrontation. he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> to politics now and taxes. they are at the heart of the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. democrats want to raise them for the wealthy. republicans say no. >> now one leading republican m
Current
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
. he wasn't drunk and didn't believe what the military was telling him. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >> cenk: this is the segment where you find out how boris yeltsin saved the world. right now, there is apparently 23,000 nuclear weapons all across the world in nine different countries at least. global zero has done a documentary, really interesting one as you're about to see in the trailer called count down to zero. >> january 25, 1995, united states launched a rocket to study the northern lights. we told the russians we were going to launch that rocket, but somebody in moscow target to password on it. >> that fit exactly the characteristics of the beginning of a nuclear strike. for the first time in the nuclear age the russians actually opened up the nuclear football. they went t
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 2:00pm EST
different steel mills, for about engraft immediately on the fifth one put out a plan to kansas city that the blame on being. >> ray. what jimmy carter's programs didn't work then. as i mentioned, i remember waiting in the 1970s to philip gasoline in the washington d.c. area. just as the programs didn't work then and are not working now, they're unlike to work in the future. it's just that the government is not good at picking winning projects. the government wouldn't have thought of picking apple iphone five for example. that is expensive, but people wait in line because they want to buy one. it's not necessarily technology and expensive. is it just know what people want spend money and we don't know what it is. but there's other smart entrepreneurs and i'm sure many in the audience who have a better idea than the folks in washington. >> would you be in favor of a significantly higher gasoline tax to address the hidden social cost of pollution, what economists refer to as externalities? >> if i thought the castling were underpriced coming if they would be in favor of a carbon tax, n
CNN
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
graduation. new york city mayor michael bloomberg calls it the single biggest problem facing the economy and argues that our current approach is national suicide. the good news is we may finally be on the road to a solution. immigration reform has been a taboo topic for the last few years as large and vocal voices within the republican party with considerable public support have blocked any mention of reform. the words they've wanted to hear are border fence and deportation. that's why mitt romney activated a policy of self-deportation during the prisonal campaign. that's why he lost the spanish vote and asian vote to president obama by a landslide. president obama seems emboldened and the republicans chasened. so we have an opening for a deal. what should it look like? >> well, it should look like e bipartisan bond. that one did not even get to the floor of the house or senate for a vote. the right hated it because it provided a legal path for undocumented workers. the left because it reduced family unification and the unions opposed the temporary worker provisions. in an earlier era,
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
york city during superstorm sandy. the company is still in the process of reviewing that incident. >>> well, for the first time since his arrest two years ago, bradley manning is expected to take the stand in a pretrial hearing this week. now, manning is accused of leaking thousands of classified military and state department documents while serving in iraq. many of which wound up on the wikileaks website. manning's attorneys are trying to get the case thrown out saying he was mistreated while in military custody. but the pentagon insists he was held in accordance with the rules. if convicted, manning faces life in prison. >>> and in the democratic republic of the congo, the rebel group known as m-23 defied a call to withdraw from the city of goma. they say they're going the remain in control of the city until the demands are met. including releasing political prisoners and dismissing the national election commission. the congo administration minister -- residents fear they'll be caught in the cross-fire, and what's been happening there is hard to imagine. >>> bob dole has been ho
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
is the growing demographic shift worldwide. for the first time as of last year more people live in cities and that trend is accelerating. if you like in societies like africa, what does that mean in terms of demographics or resources? these changes will accelerate and we need to be better prepared for the across-the-board. those are three large general chunks we should focus on. >> was focused a little tighter for a minute. you have been quoted as saying that there are very likely as many or more spies working against u.s. interests inside the u.s. during the cold war, which was a head snapping quote when i read it. who are these people and what are they after? >> i don't know that. i've been on the government for six years, but if you look at the value of intelligence, importance of intelligence in the expenditures of resources by china, by russia, but others and look for them is one of the biggest is. well it's the u.s. not only national security secrets, the commercial seats as be of much of can be gleaned or stolen from cyberspace. it is a dire threat in part because we shifted so muc
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
developed a deep love for baltimore city and a true understanding how baltimore works. bailey became a creative genius at promoting and highlighting the many achievements of the city under mayor schaefer. before mayor schaefer left city hall, he nominated bailey to serve as president of the baltimore city school board. in that role she helped parents and a navigate the school bureaucracy, suggested workable solutions for teachers and brought a commonsense approach to the baltimore city school system. but bailey's knowledge and expertise goes beyond knowing how government works. she has had her pulse on baltimore and on maryland. she knows the key players this the city and state, many on a personal level. for many years bailey has been the go-to person when people need to get things done. without a doubt she has been an invaluable resource to my entire staff, to me and the people of maryland. but she is also a tireless advocate and a voice for families and individuals who may not have had the understanding or resources to access the services they need. what whether it's working with t
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
jersey. c-span: how far away was he driving into new york city? >> guest: he was about half an hour, 45 minutes from new york. c-span: what was the office like? how many people worked around him? >> guest: actually, he had an office in new jersey. he worked for years in manhattan, but the traffic was too much for him. so he moved an office in woodcliff lake, new jersey, and that's where i went. he had a very small staff: four people; he had two secretaries, an administrative assistant and me. c-span: and what was the first day you went to work for him? >> guest: july 3rd, 1990. so right after my graduation. c-span: a total of four years you spent there? >> guest: yes. c-span: how many trips did you take with him? >> guest: i accompanied him on two international trips. in february, i went with him to eastern europe and to russia, and later that year, in april, i went with him to asia. c-span: what do you remember from that experience, the international travel? >> guest: well, i remember so many things. what stands out to me the most, though, is that nixon was so generous and so good to m
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 9:00pm EST
the tear -- territory from france. he sent him to buy the city of new orleans from france. the louisiana territory as a whole was not mentioned by anyone in the united states as even a possibility. that embasary arrives in paris, the master who was already there, robert livingston who was approached, and he says essentially, how would you guys like to buy the entire territory of louisiana. livingston, it's not surprising, he said, yes, let's do this. they negotiate. the embassy arrives, complete the negotiation. >> host: that's james monroe. >> guest: who would become madison's secretary of state, and then would become madison's success sore as president. we have in the room a bunch of people almost who -- who would be president or almost president or thoroughly evaluated. they complete the negotiations. they are not difficult. the french want to sell. they have bigger problems than they have with the united states. they want the cash. >> host: louisiana was a white elephant. >> guest: they think that the united states gets louisiana. it's too far away, and they with too consumed to prot
KCSMMHZ
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
in the city died there in the disaster. >> when i wanted to come, i couldn't find the information. for foreigners. i was with a lot of foreigners and none of them could speak japanese at all. so i was always translating for them, and speak to the homeowners or something, what do you want. i realized this is something i can do to kind of help foreigners. >> albana arrived soon after the disaster, but he found it hard to get information about what he could do to help the survivors. local governments were unprepared for volunteers who weren't japanese. he began talking directly with people who needed help. removing wreckage or clearing out mud from underneath houses. he responded to any requests. this is the head quarters of "it's not just mud." it's a private house that has been left empty since the disaster. some members of the group have been living here for over a year. >> i love japan for many reasons and i've always wanted to come here. so i actually wanted to come ever since that day. >> reporter: so far, about 1,000 volunteers from 30 countries and territories have worked wit
FOX News
Nov 26, 2012 10:00am PST
, 36 years old, she came the a mayor of a city outside mexico city in 2008 because nobody else would. she stepped down last year to run for congress so she could continue to fight the cartels. she lost that election. she has been missing for two weeks and now her body has been found along a desolate road. the cause of death was a blow to the head. but her legs and hands were bound. she had been stabbed and there were clear signs of torture. this was the third time she was attacked by drug gangs. in 2009 she and her husband came under fire. she survived. her husband was killed. a year later a van she was riding in was riddled with 30 bullets, three of them struck her and the scars were so bad on her body she published the pictures to show how brutal the cartels were. she was the mother of three young children and that's why she pressed on saying and i'm quoting here, it is not possible for me to surrender when i have three children whom i have to educate by setting an example and she was a true example. the mexican authorities are investigating this murder but admittedly they solve ve
CNN
Nov 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
. >>> spectators at the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york city got much more than bargained for showered with confetti made of confidential police information. let's bring in cnn's mary snow in new york with details. so what happened here, mary? >> well, you know, wolf, if it's not for a college student this may have gone unnoticed. police in nassau county just outside new york city invest gatding how the sensitive information wound up at the parade and why the documents weren't shredded properly. ♪ mixed in with the likes of spiderman and spongebob as new york's thanksgiving day parade is shredded police documents with personal information flung along the route. it is the subject of an investigation. parade sponsor macy's says it uses multicolored confetti, not the white shredded paper first brought to light by college student ethan finklestein. he went to a station saying he gathered the strips after one landed on his friend's jacket. >> she looked at it. picks it off the jacket and says ssn and then there's a number and written like a social security number. and we're l
CNN
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
yashg the eastern part of the democratic r republic of congo. the rebels have captured the city last year. it is in the heart of an area that is rich in natural resources. thousands of people have already left the city to escape the fighting. the fear is that things are only going to get worse. >> translator: the most important thing for us is peace. we want to go back to our homes because we grow our own food and do not depend on anyone. the food is too little here, and we are meant to share it for three days. >> united nations has its largest peacekeeping force actually in the congo. also in africa, politicians in both uganda and nigeria, they are targeting the country's gay population with now new legislation. critics say these new laws would single out gay africans for persecution and violent attacks. cnn's david mckenzie has the story. >> reporter: it's become a rallying cry for the gay community in africa. the brutal slaying last year of uganda activist david cato. bludgeoned to death at his home. the state blamed a robbery. his friends said it was this. his front page photogra
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 9:30am EST
, venice was one of the biggest cities in europe, one of the biggest and richest and that is remarkable. if you have ever been there, geographically is such a crummy place. foggy, mosquito ridden, lagoons, very hard to build and the reason the italian ended up there was the hon is chased them off of the good land. here it was, incredibly rich and powerful state sending its trade missions all the way to china. controlling, controlling lands along the croatian coast, controlling land is very far into the italian in land, how did they do it? nations -- we'd like going there. to probably the most open economic system of that time. they have a particular form of contract system which allowed very unusually, if you were a person willing to take on risk, even if you didn't have capital you could share in a deal with a partner who did have capital got a trading mission and the guy didn't have capital the risk his life took a share of the profits. this really was the reason you had a huge mercantile figure and wealth of venice. but in the fourteenth century, as venice was getting going, the guys
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
year. the new york city police commissioner took a direct shot at the president when he said the president hadn't led on gun control. if you swing a dead cat near the capitol, somebody would insist what the president must do first and foremost is comprehensive immigration reform. facing all of this advice and competing pressures, nobody can say what this president most wants to do in his second term. nobody can say what his agenda is going to be. but he and his white house and his presidential election campaign which has disbanded but still seems to be around, they have been more than clear that what the president is going to do first is work on getting the bush tax cuts extended for income levels below $250,000. that's the president's first priority. that's forced upon him by the expiration of those tax cuts at the end of the year. but it seems to be embraced as what he wants to work on. president obama is not arguing for that tax cut expiration date to be extended, to be put off for awhile, to work on something else in the meantime. he seems to want this fight. not only tal
CNN
Nov 26, 2012 8:00am PST
of the incidents we've seen, is when the anti morsi protesters in several cities have targeted the offices of the muslim brotherhood, we saw one of the only fatalities take place last night when protesters attacked one of the offices and that's when things get really out of hand. and many of these elements that are triggering this type of violence, john, these seem to be teenagers, 20-somethings, who seem to be out to create some trouble. and that's the big concern leading into tomorrow. of course, you have competing protests scheduled, the muslim brotherhood with the 1 million man demonstration scheduled tomorrow. you also have these leading opposition factions who banded together and called for a 1 million man protest as well, john. >> in one of the most fascinating parts of this today is that this is all happening in egypt while there are ceasefire talks going on in cairo dealing with hamas and israel. what's the latest on that? >> reporter: that's right. of course, the ceasefire between the palestinians and israelis was declared last wednesday. the fighting stopped but some of the deta
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
that operated the crane that partially collapsed in new york city during superstorm sandy. the company is still in the process of reviewing that incident. >>> well, for the first time since his arrest two years ago, bradley manning is expected to take the stand in a pretrial hearing this week. now, manning is accused of leaking thousands of classified military and state department documents while serving in iraq. many of which wound up on the wikileaks website. manning's attorneys are trying to get the case thrown out saying he was mistreated while in military custody. but the pentagon insists he was held in accordance with the rules. if convicted, manning faces life in prison. >>> bob doll dole has been hospitalized. he checked in to walter reed for a routine procedure and will be discharged tomorrow. there were subcommittees raised about his health after harry reid indicated that he was at walter reed for more than just a checkup and described him as infirm. >>> consumer confidence hit a four-year high today. >>> and now our fourth story outfront. coming clean on benghazi. susan rice went to
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
those centered in the city. 8000 people in a 27-day campaign in the month of february 1982. they felt if they backed off they would be severely punished. after 1982, the next 10 following years, government punished the syrians collectively. there were about 18,000 forcibly disappeared people whose files are still not closed. thousands and thousands of prisoners. the syrians felt they had to continue at any cost. when international help does not come, the idea of the fed started forming -- defense started forming itself. those soldiers started forming small groups to defend what they called the peacefulness of the revolution. they started calling around buildings, because that is where snipers used to shoot a peaceful protesters. what happened is in order to achieve the defense of civilians, the small groups that increasingly became joined by civilians that -- that took of civilians, families and suburbs started engaging in a more pro- actively approach. however, even when they succeeded in liberated their areas, they could not protect themselves in the air. the regime still held air p
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
visited mexico city and admitted the u.s. is part of the problem when it comes to fueling the country's $29 billion a year drug trade. >> we know that the demand for drugs drives much of this elicit trade, that guns purchased in the united states, as we saw some of the examples outside, are used to facilitate violence here in mexico. and the united states must and is doing its part to help you and us meet those challenges. >> in the fall of 2010 as the merida initiative expired, a major renewal and expansion of the program emphasizing support from the courts, border security and stronger mexican communities. nevertheless the violence continued unabated. in the runup to a meeting with president obama in 2011 president calderon blamed the administration for not keeping promises, calling it knnotoriouy insufficient. what do americans need to cooperate on? in reducing drug consumption but they aren't haven't reduced it and putting the stop to the flow of arms but they haven't reduced it. it's increased. all of thises has fueled a furious debate inside mexico whether the drug war is even w
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
who said that the damage was unprecedented. that it may be the worst storm the city has ever faced. governor christie said the damage in new jersey was unthinkable. we had a fires. we had hurricane-force winds. we had massive of flooding. we had feet of snow. you look at that, the flooding of the subway systems, the shutdown of the stock exchange, you start to get a sense of the massive scale and scope of this storm. and yet, the networks performed. carry dozens of stories about how many consumers only wink to information was through their smartphones. linking social media and their smartphone. while there was obviously an impact, i think the networks performed really well. >> some networks did well, some networks did less well. we do not have a solid information about this because there are no reporting requirements. there are no standards by which we measure performance. it is entirely voluntary as to whether they want to talk to their state and local governments are not. i take their word for its that debate responded well. i also anecdotally heard that some of these guys may be
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
" to tony. i want to add one other person, marca bristow. the leading disability advocate in the city of chicago. this wonderful young woman was tireless in her wheelchair wheeling from office to office begging members and their staffs to consider voting for this. if and when we pass this, i am going to remember marca, tony and certainly senator dole for all their work. when the senate ratifies the treaty, we can be proud that our friends and families and courageous veterans will enjoy the same access that they have come to expect here in the united states. i yield the floor. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cardin: mr. president, i take this time to urge my colleagues to vote for the ratification of the convention of the rights of persons with disabilities. i have the honor of serving on the senate foreign rel
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
that rebellion centered in the city of hamas and killed, according to the claims of the regimes, 38,000 people in a 27-day campaign in the months of february in 1982. the people felt if they back off, they would be punished because in the 80s, after 82, the next following years, they punishedded them collectively, about 80,000 forcibly disappeared people whose files are still not closed, and thousands and thousands of prisoners of conscious. the syrians felt they have to continue at any cost. when help doesn't come, the idea of defense formed in the movement itself, and so those soldiers defecting from the army started creating small groups to defend, in fact, initially what they called the peacefulness of the revolution, and so they went around buildings because that's where snipers used to shoot peaceful protesters, but as an author said, defense is the first act of war. what happened is that in order to achieve this defense of civilians, the small groups, which increasingly also became joined by civilians who took up arms to defend the towns, families, and suburbs, started, actually, engagi
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
as of last year, more people live in cities. and that trend is accelerating. and if you look at great societies in places like africa, what does that mean for us in terms of demographics, in terms of resources? i think these changes are going to accelerate, and we need to be better prepared for that across the board. so those are sort of three large, general chunks that i think we should focus on. >> focus a little tighter for a minute. >> uh-huh. >> you have been quoted as saying that there are very likely as many or more spies working against u.s. interests inside the u.s. as there were during the cold war. >> yeah. >> which was a head-snapping quote when i read it. who are these people? and what are they after? >> well, i don't know that. that's my best guess. >> yeah, a guess. >> i've been out of government for six years, but if you look at the value of intelligence, the importance of intelligence, and then you look at the expenditures and the resources by china, by russia, by others -- >> uh-huh. >> -- and what for them is one of their biggest concerns? well, it's the u.s. and no
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
a member of the frisco city council. although he was elected to council more than 10 months ago, his seat has frequently been empty but for a good reason. shortly after taking office, captain nelson got notice from the united states reserve and was deployed to afghanistan. he was on the nato military base with the 980th engineer battalion. as the unit's civil engineer he oversaw construction projects from roads to water to intelligence. while in afghanistan captain nelson carried a copy of the united states constitution everywhere he went. his reason was, quoting here, you don't always have to agree with the politics of the day but truly by the grace of god we were born in america and if you have been to enough places in the world you know how lucky we really are and how wonderful the place we live. while captain nelson was not able to be at a council meeting, he was not forgotten. he is home now and he said i'll do my best to make up the time i was gone. on november 8 he returned back to texas to his wife and three children. mr. speaker, i'm proud to recognize the service of a councilman
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